Tommy James Q8: What Are The Proper Channel Assignments?

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Quadchuck

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I have files for greatest hits and orientation of program seems wrong, but it could be right.
If someone knows song Crystal Blue Persuasion, mine is as follows, is this correct?

LF- Acoustic guitar playing tasty licks
RF- Main vocals and electric guitar
LR-Main vocal
RR- Horns
all channels have bass

Sound Correct ?

Thank you
 

Clement

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I have files for greatest hits and orientation of program seems wrong, but it could be right.
If someone knows song Crystal Blue Persuasion, mine is as follows, is this correct?

LF- Acoustic guitar playing tasty licks
RF- Main vocals and electric guitar
LR-Main vocal
RR- Horns
all channels have bass

Sound Correct ?

Thank you
Have you read through this THREAD? Among others, this POST by @Q-Eight and this POST by @EMB specifically mention "Crystal Blue Persuasion."
 

par4ken

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It's been a long time since I've listened to the quad of that. I have both a conversion that someone did as well as the original Q8 kicking around someplace. I'll give it a listen and report back. Most quad mixes have bass in all channels.

My best guess is that perhaps the LF and LR are reversed. It would be a very odd choice to split the vocal that way! On occasion channels inadvertently get swapped around with some Q8's. Even a few SACD releases suffer from swapped channels!

I would swap around the channels to the configuration that sounds the best to you!

Note: I started to write this before Clements post, now looking at the thread he linked to I remember such things as vocals from one channel only and totally fake quad made from mono! They did what they could with what they had, like those early stereo Beatles with the vocals on one side only. Not perfect mixes but you still just have to love them for what they are!
 

Quadchuck

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once I saw it was a GRT that explained it .
par4ken is right just swap channels to make best mix.

my car player follows DTS rules and shuts down EQ in DTS
so I have to pre-EQ files before making DTS burn

Not the best , but it's nice to hear Sweet Cherry wine Organ swirling around you
thanks again
 
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